Adaptive Learning and the Modern Learner

Adaptive Learning v Modern Learning

Published: 13th March 2017

Evan is a young, ambitious, and very motivated finance professional who is very busy at work, doing long hours to make her mark on the organization. She has a demanding boss and many deadlines to juggle. Evan is becoming quite overwhelmed with the challenges of work.

At the same time, Evan wants to make time to build her knowledge both to help her keep up with her evolving responsibilities and for her own career development.

However, like most modern learners, Evan does not have the time or patience for long training sessions which is all the corporate training department have to offer.

Evan turns to the internet to research alternatives and can’t wait to be provided with the training she needs in an easily digestible format.

Evan needs Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning is a powerful tool that automatically adapts the learning information it presents to employees in real time. Its purpose is to constantly adapt to address employees specific knowledge deficits, rather than bombarding them with content that they already understand.

It utilizes sophisticated algorithms which analyse employee performance in training and interactively provide content in response to identified knowledge gaps. It can also adjust the ease or difficulty of the content depending on the level of the knowledge the employee is demonstrating.

How can adaptive learning help Evan?

Relevant and timely information. Adaptive learning defines the gaps in Evan’s knowledge and therefore it only delivers relevant training based on those gaps. Time is therefore focussed on high value learning, which allows Evan to get up to speed faster and with less effort.

Learning is no longer a burdensome chore, but a critical and interesting activity.

Flexibility. The world of business changes constantly, and so does Evan’s job role. As the knowledge requirements of the job evolve, adaptive learning can be used to ensure Evan is always up to date by measuring current gaps and delivering content to fill them.

Growth opportunities. Adaptive learning continuously assesses knowledge gaps and in response provides information which addresses those gaps. Therefore as Evan fills those gaps, she will be presented with new and/or more difficult content. Therefore she will continue to be positively challenged.

Evan does not have a lot of spare time in her day for learning, but if designed well, adaptive learning can deliver everything she requires.

By continually assessing her current knowledge against targets, and adapting the training accordingly, every minute of adaptive learning is worthwhile for both Evan and the organization.


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